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What breed is she?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by katanne555, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. katanne555

    katanne555 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello :) I have four 5 week olds, and i noticed one of them looks very different than her sisters. She is much smaller, has a different beak shape, a straighter tail, orange-er feet, smaller feathers, and stands much taller. When we ordered our chicks, we had first sent in an order for 3 white leghorns. We cancelled the order soon after because we realized they would be too small and were afraid theyd get picked on by our other chicken. We then placed another order for 3 white plymouth rocks, and they came in later that week. But when they came, there were 4 chicks instead of 3. Now that they're older, I think maybe they gave us an extra chick of a different breed. She is definately a different breed, and I'm guessing she's probably a leghorn. I'm not sure though. Below are some pictures of her.
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    And here are what the other chicks look like
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    Does anyone know what breed she might be? Any help would be much appreciated :) Thank you
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She might be a White Leghorn, if she's smaller than the other chicks. It will be easier to tell when she is older, as Plymouth Rocks will develop red earlobes, and White Leghorns will have white ones.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could be a White Leghorn, or just a lighter-built White Plymouth Rock. You won't really know for sure until she gets old enough to have her earlobe color develop (white = leghorn, red = rock), or begins laying (brown egg = rock, white egg = leghorn).
     
  4. katanne555

    katanne555 Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are leghorns and rocks usually when they start to develop earlobes?
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It depends. But I usually begin to see earlobe color when chicks are 12-16 weeks of age.
     
  6. katanne555

    katanne555 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, thank you :) I'll make sure to look for white or red earlobes
     
  7. katanne555

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    An update on Miu, she has developed white earlobes and a tall, straight tail. It's safe to say she is most likely a leghorn.
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  8. BantamLover21

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    Yes, she does look like a White Leghorn.
     

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